Cambridge City All Stars Set To Fire City Up the Table and Up The Charts?
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Cambridge City may not be the highest placed club in the footballing pyramid in Cambridge, but they are hoping to be the local club highest up the pop charts.
Veteran Cambridge underground record label R*E*P*E*A*T Records is set to release a 3 track CD in praise of the club in order to raise funds for their football in the community projects and to help finance the maintenance of their much loved Milton Road stadium. Performed by a mysterious collective known as The Cambridge City All Stars, the tracks were written and recorded by R*E*P*E*A*T's founder Richard Rose in the label's own Big Badger Recording Studio in deepest Arbury. I can't tell you who's in the band said Rose (aka Rosey R*E*P*E*A*T) but I do know that several local indie and punk stars of present, past and future bands have played their part.
The lead track is a reworking of the infamous 'Banana Splits' theme tune, played with punky guitars and a singalong chorus, and features a snippet of the legend that is Andy Abbot from BBC Cambridgeshire commentating on a spectacular Ashley Fuller goal. A video of this song should soon be available on Youtube. The second track 'Tubthumping' epitomises the fighting spirit of City fans, players, volunteers and directors in their many recent battles with adversity and unscrupulous opponents both on and off the field! The final song is a downbeat acoustic number whose teasingly catchy refrain underlines the point that while City may not be a big club in any conventional sense, it has a huge place in the heart of all its fans.
The 3 track CD is released on April 16th with a still to be confirmed live performance at the ground, and will be available from the Cambridge City ground, from the club shop, and by mail order for £2.50 direct from www.repeatfanzine.co.uk here. The tracks should also be available to download from i tunes and other digital platforms from late April.